Louis Vuitton bags can be purchased directly from the company's website at LouisVuitton.com. Bags for sale on the Louis Vuitton website range in price from $700 to $34,000, as of April 2015. Customers can also buy the bags in Louis Vuitton stores and online through various auction sites.
Louis Vuitton has three stores in the United States as of 2015: Louis Vuitton New York 5th Avenue, Louis Vuitton San Francisco Union Square and Louis Vuitton Las Vegas City Center. Louis Vuitton has stores worldwide throughout Europe, Central America, South America, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Customers can buy new and used Louis Vuitton bags online at auction sites such as eBay. In April 2015, over 25,000 Louis Vuitton bags were listed for sale on eBay. The highest priced bag cost $49,500 and the lowest priced bags had minimum bids of 99 cents.
Louis Vuitton began his career as a teenage apprentice to a box-maker in Paris. In 1852, he became the official box-maker and packer for the wife of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1854, he opened his own box-making and packing workshop in Paris and designed luxurious trunks for French aristocracy. The famous Louis Vuitton LV logo was invented by Louis Vuitton's son Georges after his father's death.